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Huge Blast Hits German Chemical Plant, Several People Injured

A powerful explosion rocked a chemical plant in northern Germany on Tuesday, injuring several people and damaging nearby houses, police said.

World | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 09:47 | Viewed: 493

Barack Obama Preparing to Expand Islamic State Offensive

US President Barack Obama is preparing to expand the American offensive against Islamic State extremists, including targeting the group’s havens inside Syria, reports Bloomberg.

World | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 08:30 | Viewed: 459

Sound Bombs Tossed in Cairo Metro, No Injuries or Damage

Unidentified suspects threw sound bombs in two metro stations in Cairo on Tuesday, causing no damage or injuries, MENA news agency reported.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 20:41 | Viewed: 475

Iraq to Get GBP 1.6 M of Arms from UK Wednesday

The UK said on Tuesday it is donating heavy machine guns and ammunition to the Iraqi government to help it counter attacks by Islamic State jihadist group.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 18:30 | Viewed: 995

Initial Report Points to ‘External Cause’ of Flight 17 Crash over Ukraine

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disintegrated over eastern Ukraine after it was likely hit by multiple objects “from outside the aircraft”, the AP reported on Tuesday.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 545

Surge in CO2 Concentration Pushes Greenhouse Gases Levels to Record High

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 511

EU Delays Russia Sanctions Due to Ukraine Ceasefire

EU Council President Herman van Rompuy has announced the bloc put off for "a few days" the enforcement of new measures against Russia.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 539

Canadian Warship Buzzed by Russian Jets during NATO Sea Breeze Exercise

Russia's military acted in an "unnecessarily provocative" manner when its aircraft circled a Canadian ship in the Black Sea on Sunday, says Canada's minister of national defense.

World | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 11:24 | Viewed: 926

EU 'to Pursue Sanctions' against Russia - Spokeswoman

The European Union is to introduce a new round of sanctions against Russia, but could reverse them depending on the situation in Ukraine.

World | September 8, 2014, Monday // 13:47 | Viewed: 577

Fitch Affirms Macedonia's Rating at BB+ with Stable Outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Macedonia's Long-term  foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BB+' with Stable Outlooks.

World | September 8, 2014, Monday // 11:35 | Viewed: 608

US Air Strikes Drive IS Militants Away from Key Iraqi Dam

US warplanes have pushed back Islamic State fighters threatening Iraq key Haditha dam, witnesses have said.

World | September 8, 2014, Monday // 10:03 | Viewed: 486

Russia 'to Close Down Airspace' if West Imposes New Sanctions - PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced Moscow could restrict the movement of foreign flights in its airspace if new sector sanctions are introduced against the country.

World | September 8, 2014, Monday // 08:07 | Viewed: 1469

US Launches New Strikes Against Islamic State in Iraq

The US has launched a series of air strikes on Islamic State militants close to the vital Haditha dam in western Iraq, Sunday.

World | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 13:35 | Viewed: 674

80% of Greeks Pessimistic About Their Economic Situation – Poll

Over 80% of Greek households do not expect their economic situation to improve over the next year, although they are more optimistic than in 2013, when their number was nearly 90%.

World | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 13:05 | Viewed: 517

Ten People Die After Elevator Collapses in Istanbul, Turkey

Ten workers were killed at a construction site in Istanbul when an elevator suddenly plunged to the ground from the 32th floor late on Saturday.

World | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 12:43 | Viewed: 713

Donetsk, Lugansk People's Republics Urge OSCE to Control Ceasefire Observance

Leaders of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics have urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to ensure control over the ceasefire observance in southeast Ukraine.

World | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 11:52 | Viewed: 639

NATO Uses Ukraine Crisis to Boost Military Presence at Russian Borders – Official

NATO used the crisis in Ukraine to increase its military presence along Russian borders, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said on Friday.

World | September 5, 2014, Friday // 20:58 | Viewed: 642

Pentagon Confirms Death of Islamist Group Al-Shabab Co-Founder

The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon has said, Friday.

World | September 5, 2014, Friday // 19:51 | Viewed: 630

US Making Coalition to Support Fighting IS Militants

The US are putting together a coalition to counter Islamic State militants in Iraq but no ground troops will be committed, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

World | September 5, 2014, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 701

France 'Postpones' Warship Delivery To Russia, Threatens with EU Sanctions

France has officially “frozen” the delivery of the first of two warships, ordered by Russia, reports BBC.

World | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 18:28 | Viewed: 754

Ukraine Donbass Rebels 'Ready to Cease Fire'

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine's east have said they are ready to lay down arms if Kiev officials sign a plan outlining the steps to peace.

World | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 17:00 | Viewed: 754